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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hungary prosecutors charged top Nazi suspect with war crimes
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On February 14, 2011, prosecutors in Hungary charged war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro in connection with his alleged actions during the Novi Sad massacre in Serbia in 1942. At the time of his apprehension by officials in Budapest, Kepiro was at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war crimes suspects facing further charges. Kepiro's trial that year led to an acquittal on the war crimes charges, but he died awaiting appeals from both the prosecution and his own defense team. Kepiro's trial was only one of a set of cases still pending against former Nazis charged with war crimes for their involvement in World War II.

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